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Sydney User Group: Monster Night Monday

Special Extra Long Double Headliner User Group Night - featuring Jason Beres and Glenn Block


Interaction design with Indigo Studio:
Rather than spending weeks creating a prototype in code, Indigo Studio is a FREE tool that allows you to rapidly iterate and validate designs by creating interactive prototypes.

Jason will show how to create prototypes and share them as an interactive HTML5 app that can then be used to allow users to test on a variety of devices.

Building MVVM JavaScript Apps for the C# / XAML Developer:
Jason Beres will teach developers how to implement the MVVM pattern in HTML5/JavaScript using the Knockout JS library.

Key topics covered include a review of MVVM Fundamentals, a walkthrough of simple WPF MVVM line-of-business application, an introduction to the Knockout JS library and a walkthrough of an HTML5/JS version of the WPF MVVM line-of-business application.


C# on a diet with scriptcs:
Have you ever found times where you just want to write and execute some C# code and you ask yourself Do I really need an IDE? a solution? a project? a class? Do I really need to compile? Why do I have to worry about all these dlls? if you've done any development with dynamic languages like Ruby, Python or node.js the answer is you don't. But what about C#? scriptcs ( is new way to develop C# applications as script. It leverages compiler advancements of Roslyn and combines the power of nuget to offer a low calorie approach to working with C#. It's great for prototyping, simple scripting or even building simple apps. Not only does it let you write scripted "apps", but it also includes a REPL so you can execute code interactively. You can even debug. Come to this talk and it will change the way you think about C# development.

Ease your mobile app development to the cloud powered by Javascript with Azure Mobile Services:
Javascript, it’s not just for browsers anymore. If you are a Javascript developer today you are no longer confined to the browser frame, you can take those skills to mobile devices, servers and the cloud. The technology makes it possible, but it’s not easy. You’ve got a lot of learning to do and a lot of things to worry about like data, identity, validation, push, scale and diagnostics to name a few. Azure Mobile Services is there to make it easy. It provides you a ton of backend services out of the box to help you cloud enable those client apps utilizing the client side Javascript skills you already have. If you are a node developer you can go even further. It doesn’t stop there though, it includes client SDKs for IOS, Android, WIndows 8 and a newly announced library for Phonegap/HTML5 which you can use to reach any device anywhere. You have to just see it to believe it, and if you come to this talk you will!



As the Sr. VP of Developer Tools at Infragistics, Jason and his team spearhead the customer-driven, innovative features and functionality throughout all of Infragistics' developer & user experience products.  Jason works directly with Infragistics customers around the globe to ensure that their needs are met through our products and roadmaps.  Jason is also a Microsoft .NET MVP, and he is the author of several books on .NET development, covering topics like SQL Server, C#, Visual Basic .NET and most recently Silverlight development.  Jason is a national and international conference speaker and keeps very active in the .NET community.

Glenn works on the Windows Azure engineering team making sure it’s a kick-ass platform for Open Source development. When he’s not developing products or with family you’ll find him at a conference somewhere in the world, hacking away on some new thing, pairing up with whoever he can find, or tweeting in to the wee hours of the night as @gblock.

More information about SSW and the Sydney User Group is available at the SSW User Group Website.

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